Dan Kittredge, lifelong farmer and founder of The Real Food Campaign (RFC), he launched RFC in 2008 to empower and educate farmers toward the production of quality food for the improvement of human health. In 2008 and 2009, RFC made major strides in developing a cohesive local, national, and global vision, and networked nationally to build the base to implement its mission. Under his leadership in 2009-2010, RFC began holding yearlong courses on nutrient-dense crop production and building a professional team of staff.
Since then, the organization has grown from a volunteer campaign with one staff person to a nationally recognized nonprofit organization with a dedicated team of professional staff, volunteers, and consultants. The new name—Bionutrient Food Association (BFA)—conveys an expanding technical expertise and BFA’s role as a resource to all who are interested in this emerging field.
The Bionutrient Food Association is a national association of voting members who agree to uphold the mission of the organization and advocate for vital soils, nourishing food and healthy people. BFA partners with Grower Members to develop and implement practices that will improve food quality while making their operations more lucrative and sustainable. BFA helps consumers identify, advocate for and locate bionutrient food. BFA advocates to retailers and wholesalers for the preferential placement and promotion of bionutrient food. Finally, BFA empowers public and private policymakers and investors to support the shift from the century-long paradigm of factory farming to one in which quality food is profitable, ecologically sustainable, tastier, and equally available to all.